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jojo
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: How long? Reply with quote

How long will tyres last before the rubber perishes and deteriorates to such an extent that the tyre will not be useable/road legal?

The car and tyres are 5 years old and I need to replace them. The spare has never been used. I intend to use the same tyres so I could either buy 3 and use the spare or buy 4 and keep the spare as spare. My question is will the current spare, which is unused, last in a useable condition for another 5 years?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

31x10.50x15 if you cut the arches a bit.....


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the spare is under a carpet in a boot, can't see a problem, if it's under the vehicle and uncovered I would drop it off clean it up and see what it looks like, if it is holding pressure again I can't see a problem, all I would do is either inflate it to a higher pressure than you need,or stick it in a black bag or at least covered and see what it is like in say 6 months or so.

To whether you have to buy 3 or 4 would depend on if you have any doubts about it especially if it has been hanging in a cradle outside for 5 years.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tyres have an official life span of 5 years...

In general tyres on a car will usually wear out before 5 years, however on trailers and caravans (especially) this is not the case and you would be advised to change to change any tyre older than 5 years

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies. The spare is in the spare compartment inside the car (F2) under the floor and has never been taken out so I will buy three new tyres.

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